In four different Amsterdam neighbourhoods, residents can get to know more about photography and writing: two art forms that are perfect for telling stories.
After the Southeast area of Amsterdam, where the public library OBA Reigersbos played host to several workshops and masterclasses with the aim of stimulating new interpersonal connections within the Amsterdam neighbourhoods, in February Amsterdam Vertelt starts in the North of the city.
At the end of the Amsterdam Vertelt workshop series, a magazine with the best results is presented.
You can see all of the programmes below. All of the programmes are in Dutch.
WORKSHOP: TELL YOUR STORY
During this workshop you exchange stories with your neighbour and depict their story in words and images. This workshop is meant for teenagers (age 12-16) and the elderly (65+).
Broaden your knowledge of photography with this masterclass led by photographer and Amsterdam North resident Henk Wildschut. This is a two-part masterclass meant for adolescents (age 16-20) and the elderly (65+).
Learn how to write your best story about the area you live in during the Masterclass Writing. Led by Dutch writer Christine Otten, this is a two-part masterclass meant for adolescents (age 16-20) and the elderly (65+).
WORKSHOP: IMAGE AND LANGUAGE
Teenagers (age 12-16) and elderly people (65+) who struggle with the Dutch language can participate in this workshop, where photography is used to learn new words. Dates for these workshops are be planned in accordance with the participants.
All of the programmes are free of charge and taught by professional photographers, writers and educators.
Amsterdam Vertelt is organised by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam in cooperation with the City of Amsterdam and OBA.
Amsterdam Vertelt is made possible by the support of The Art of Impact, FNO, The Cultural Participation Fund, Fonds Sluyterman van Loo, Stichting RCOAK and Stichting Maatschappij tot Nut van 't Algemeen (Amsterdam).
Foam is partners with Lang Leve Kunst.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Delta Lloyd, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.